Scarlett Johansson felt she was “restored” to becoming a “bombshell” actress

Scarlett Johansson believes that the ‘bombshell’ actress label she has earned throughout her career is actually a product of being ‘nurtured’ by the industry.

“I was trained to be this, you explosive type of actor,” he told Bruce Bozzi on his Table for Two podcast.

“I was playing the ‘other woman’ and the object of desire,” she said of her clichéd roles in films such as “Lost in Translation” and “The Girl With a Pearl Earring.” “And you know, I suddenly fell into a corner in this place, as if I couldn’t get out of it.”

Scarlett Johansson has discussed how she feels she has been ‘restored’ to the ‘bombshell’ stereotype.
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“I’m like, like, obsessed,” she said, before adding, “Young girls like that get really objectified, and it’s just the truth, you know? So I think that’s how they’re boxed. It’s going to take you on that trajectory for how your life is going to go.”

By the time she was 18 or 19, Johansson felt she was “coming into my own womanhood and exploring my own desire and sexuality.”

However, Johansson decided to pursue a long career in acting and did not want to be limited to a specific role.

“I think for an explosion like that, you know it burns bright and fast, and then it’s over and you don’t have another chance,” he said. “And I felt like, ‘How can this burn out so quickly?’

The 38-year-old actress said that today women can choose “their own path” more freely and are not limited to certain types of roles.

Scarlett Johansson did not want her career to be defined by playing a “bomb”.
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At the end of the day, the famous actress said: “It really came back to doing the work – working in it and trying to find my place in different projects and working in great ensembles.”

Although he says things started to change after filming 2010’s Iron Man 2, co-starring Robert Downey Jr., he starred in the New York production of View From The Bridge. he says that he really felt. the biggest change in his career.

Scarlett Johansson starred in View From The Bridge alongside Liev Schreiber. They are pictured together at Opening Night in 2010.
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Johansson won a Tony Award for her performance in the play.

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